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Structural Calculations

A structural calculations report provides a full outline of design and build work to be carried out. It is minutely detailed and will include such information on how the foundations are to be dug, materials required, structural works, supporting walls, measurements, beams, joists, rafters, load bearings and concrete reinforcement or steel connection calculations.The report will be created by a qualified structural engineer.

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When Do You Require Structural Calculations? 

Any home extension or loft conversion will require structural calculations. If you are carrying out an extensive home refurbishment that involves removing load bearing walls or chimney breasts, you will also need them.

Who Arranges Structural Calculations? 

If you already know a good engineer then you can arrange this for yourself, but usually, the engineer works hand in hand with the architect or surveyor. They work together to ensure the specification works from an aesthetic & practical point of view.

Who Pays For Structural Calculations? 

The client will need to cover the cost of this. It’s difficult to give an accurate price until the engineer has had sight of the drawings, as usually the cost is based on time or the number of steel beams requiring calculation. For standard home extensions and loft conversions costs may range from £500 to £1500.

  • See our blog post which discusses structural calculations in further detail.
  • It also helps the chosen builder prepare for the build, identifying potential problems to avoid or solutions which will save the customer money in the long term.
  • The structural calculations report is vital and forms part of the governments building regulations that ensure the safety of a new building.
 

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